Initial Consultation

The counseling process begins with a consultation. This meeting occurs in person, lasting approximately one and a half hours. If distance precludes us from meeting in person, we can make other arrangements. I will meet with students and their families at their convenience and I will come to them. Face to face contact ensures that each meeting is personal and individualized.

First, I willl need to create an educational and personal profile on the student. This will be accomplished by the compilation of the following in advance of our scheduled meeting:

  • Student Information Form:  Filled out by the student to highlight interests, goals and achievements. Find forms here.

  • Parent Information Form:  Filled out by parents to highlight their interests and objectives for their childs education. Find forms here.

  • Academic Transcripts

  • Record of Standardized Testing

This information will allow us to make the most out of our consultation meeting, which will include:

  • Reviewing the student’s current and future academic curriculum.

  • Developing a schedule for future standardized testing.

  • Discussing interests outside of academics and the role they will take on in the student’s future.

  • Discussing the different types of colleges and university programs including liberal arts and engineering as well as more specialized fields.

  • Discussing the college admissions process. The mechanics of the process as well as the personal side.

  • Discussing ways to develop a student personal profile, or expanding or focusing the profile if already begun.

  • For the prospective college athlete, developing a schedule and plan to handle the recruiting process.

  • Developing a list of colleges or universities that fit the student’s academic and personal profile, goals and preferences.

After the individual consultation meeting, clients may choose to seek full-time counseling. The individual consultation meeting will be credited toward the full-time counseling fee.

Ready to take control of your academic future?

Jim Schaefer